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Loki's Gugu Mbatha-Raw Reveals She Turned Down Superhero Roles In The Past - Find Out Why

Loki's Gugu Mbatha-Raw Reveals She Turned Down Superhero Roles In The Past - Find Out Why

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is opening up about why she turned down a few other superhero roles in the past in her new interview with Porter magazine.

The 38-year-old actress now stars as Ravonna Renslayer on Loki and is revealing why she said yes to the role.

Click inside to see what Gugu shared about her Loki role…

On walking away from superhero roles in the past: “There have been a few I’ve auditioned for and not got. And one or two that I got and turned down. Sometimes [the role] was so secretive, I was like, I’m not signing up to something where I don’t know what it is. Sometimes, I wasn’t sure the character was going to have enough layers. Sometimes, the tone of the piece just wasn’t my taste: how the violence is depicted, how the women are represented. Those things are important to me.”

On why Loki appealed to her: “For a start, it was exciting that Kate Herron was directing all six episodes. Also, having been to drama school with Tom Hiddleston, there was a lovely circle of life about working on something together at this point.”

On playing Ravonna Renslayer: “It was very much pitched to me as her origin story. That was exciting, to be able to take ownership of a character pre the comics. She’s an authoritative character. Morally ambiguous. She has to make some difficult choices. I loved that there is a complexity to her that I hadn’t seen in any of the [superhero] roles that had come my way before.”

Find out more about Gugu‘s role in the series right here and tune into Loki, airing Wednesdays on Disney+.

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